An uncomfortable feeling is not an enemy. It’s a gift that says, “Get honest; inquire.” We reach out for alcohol or television or credit cards, so we can focus out there and not have to look at the feeling. And that’s as it should be because in our innocence we haven’t known how. So now what we can do is reach out for a paper and a pencil, write our thoughts down, and investigate them.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
What to do with uncomfortable feelings
One of the most powerful and helpful meditative slogans I've come across is this one: "Liberate yourself by examining and investigating." Byron Katie looks at it this way: